Admissions & Financial Aid Blog

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EarthFest 2019 at UR
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What is Imposter Syndrome?
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IB vs. UR
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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University
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Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami
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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break
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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall
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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras
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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester
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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments

EarthFest 2019 at UR

EarthFest is an annual event at Rochester held by the student group Grassroots in honor of Earth Day. What happens each year varies, but the activities are always centered around raising awareness of environmental issues. This year, there were live birds of prey (gasp), succulent and travel mug giveaways, campus environmental groups tabling, and Grassroots’[…]

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What is Imposter Syndrome?

I first heard of the phrase “Imposter Syndrome” in the fall of my junior year. I was sitting in the office of Brynn Wilkins, my undergraduate computer science coordinator, feeling extremely stupid and incompetent. I fell into the trap that many other college students have also fallen into, convinced that I was not intelligent and[…]

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IB vs. UR

In light of IB testing season, I thought I’d write an article for you fellow IB students out there to talk about how the International Baccalaureate program is similar to the University of Rochester. I remember my time as an IB student and being nervous about how college would compare. Rest assured, being in IB,[…]

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5 Reasons to Go to a Research University

The University of Rochester is one of the top research university in the United States, but what does it mean to be a research university? How is it different than any other university or college? A research university is a university where the primary responsibility of professors and faculty is to not only teach undergraduate[…]

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Alternative Spring Break: My Experience in Miami

Picture spring break, specifically spring break in Miami. What comes to mind? Lots of drinking, partying, beaches, and overall chaos, right? What if I were to tell you I spent my spring break in Miami this year…doing volunteer work? Might you change your mind? It’s not exactly typical I know, but don’t write me off[…]

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How Rochester Students Spend Spring Break

Every year around spring break, University of Rochester students are scrambling to finalize their plans and keep up with the current midterm season. Spring break this year at the University of Rochester was from March 8–17, giving students a little over a week from freedom from their rigorous class schedules. Here are some of the[…]

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Highlights from Junior Year: Fall

Hi everyone! Now that spring of my junior year is underway, I thought I would share with you what fall of my junior year was like. Overall, I would give it a big thumbs up, given that I learned to manage my time better and put more effort into my classes and extracurricular activities. But[…]

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UR Students Helping Honduras: Spring Break in Honduras

“We won’t change the world over spring break. But we can learn about and observe the long term partnerships SHH has with communities to decrease violence and poverty for their kids.” – Jamie Barter, James Madison University UR Students Helping Honduras (SHH) is an organization dedicated to raising funds to improve education and living conditions[…]

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“Now What?” Designing Your Transfer Plan to Rochester

by Sarah Gerin, Senior Admissions Counselor “Now what?” This is a question that can come up at many points throughout the college application process, or even after you have made your decision. Plans and goals can change as you do. No matter what your particular path is, if you are a curious, passionate, and motivated[…]

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Top Five Spring Break 2019 Moments

Hi everyone! Now that spring break is over and we’re all back to the normal hustle and bustle of campus, I thought I might share what I did over break with you all. After going back and forth for over a month, I decided to *drumroll* go to New York City with my roommates! This[…]

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